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680 million left without power in India

India's power grid collapse on Monday left millions in the dark — more than the entire population of the European Union plus Turkey. The blackout stretched from the border with Myanmar in the northeast to the Pakistani border approximately 1,870 miles away.

As shown in this CNN report, nearly half of all of India lost power again on Tuesday with a second failure estimated to impact 680 million people, approximately double the population of the United States:

Currently india depends on coal for more than half of its power supply, with natural gas, lignite, hydroelectricity, and nuclear power supplying the bulk of the rest. Less than three percent is from wind or solar.

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